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Developing a Defense Strategy in San Antonio

Fighting Criminal Charges

Being accused of a crime jeopardizes your freedom and your future. Aside from the difficult prospect of jail or prison time and hefty fines, your reputation and personal relationships may be harmed. A permanent criminal record after a conviction can affect your ability to find work and even housing in the future. Add to that the loss of your professional licenses and other sanctions that can affect your personal life and career, and you may feel that all is lost. You are innocent, however, until proven guilty and are entitled to your day in court. That is why it is imperative that you seek qualified professional legal help to make that day in court count.

At Smith & Vinson Law Firm, our legal team is dedicated to building effective defense strategies to combat criminal charges and investigations. Our San Antonio criminal defense lawyers understand the full magnitude of what is on the line for you and your family. That is why we fight with everything we have at our disposal to protect your constitutional rights and best interests. Attorneys Jarrod Smith and Brad Vinson have built a solid track record of bold and aggressive legal representation for clients throughout the San Antonio area.

We are always here to help. Contact our legal team at (210) 960-9557 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.

  • Rejected Pre-Indictment Aggravated Assault Strangulation/Impeding Airway Investigation
  • Felony Rejected Pre-Indictment Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Interference with a 911 Call
  • Cases Dismissed Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Misdemeanor Assault with Bodily Injury

    What Is a Criminal Defense Lawyer?

    A criminal defense lawyer is a legal professional who represents individuals accused of committing crimes, from misdemeanors to felonies. These attorneys are experts in the criminal justice system, understanding the complexities of criminal law and court procedures. They protect the rights of the accused throughout the legal process. By offering expert legal advice, a criminal defense lawyer aims to achieve the best possible outcome for their client, whether it's a dismissal of charges, acquittal, or a more lenient sentence.

    What Does a Criminal Defense Lawyer Do?

    Criminal defense lawyers undertake a comprehensive list of duties to defend their clients. They are involved in every aspect of the criminal justice process, from the initial consultation with the accused through to the conclusion of the case. Their responsibilities include analyzing the case details, gathering evidence, questioning witnesses, and formulating a defense strategy. These legal professionals also represent their clients in court, presenting their case to a judge or jury, and negotiating with prosecutors for plea bargains if it's in the best interest of the client.

    What Else Do Criminal Lawyers Do for Clients:

    • Legal Research and Case Analysis: Conducting in-depth research into relevant laws, statutes, and legal precedents that may strengthen the defense case.
    • Evidence Gathering: Collecting all available evidence, including physical items, documents, and electronic data, that can support the defendant’s case or discredit the prosecution’s evidence.
    • Expert Witnesses: Enlisting the help of expert witnesses in fields such as forensics, psychology, or medicine to provide testimony that supports the defense.
    • Plea Negotiations: Negotiating with prosecutors to reach a plea bargain that can result in reduced charges or sentencing in exchange for a guilty plea to lesser offenses.
    • Trial Representation: Strategically presenting the case in court, utilizing opening statements, witness examination, and compelling arguments to persuade the jury or judge of the defendant’s innocence or mitigate their culpability.
    • Legal Motions and Appeals: Filing pre-trial motions to dismiss unjust charges or suppress illegal evidence, and pursuing appeals to challenge lower court convictions based on legal errors or violations of constitutional rights.
    • Counseling on Legal Rights and Options: Educating clients on their legal rights, the implications of different legal decisions, and the potential outcomes of their case to make informed decisions.

    Criminal defense lawyers play a pivotal role in the criminal justice system, protecting the legal rights of those accused of crimes and working tirelessly to ensure a fair and equitable legal process.

    Our Clients Are Our Biggest Endorsers

    Hear What They Have to Say
    • Attorney Brad Vinson was informative, professional yet sympathetic with his approach to my case. Mr. Vinson was open to opinion and ensured that all legal avenues were considered and addressed before presenting a course of action.
      - Michael
    • Having no background in law and finding myself in a situation that left me feeling extremely vulnerable, I felt quickly at ease in their care. They were very reasonable with my situation and helped work around my needs by providing me with the most support
      - Andrew
    • They handled my case incredibly well and warned me on the possible negative outcomes, overall completely satisfied me through the whole process.
      - Elmer Marqueiz
    • Very professional, on time and educates you along the whole process. I had a lot to lose and you guys gave it all back to me and finally represented what true Justice is here in America.
      - Manuel R.

      Let a Former Prosecutor Defend You

      San Antonio criminal defense attorney Jarrod Smith previously worked as a prosecutor litigating cases as an Assistant District Attorney. This background has given him unique insight into how prosecutors think and respond. Let us use that experience and knowledge to give your case a strategic advantage when facing any type of criminal charge.

      Ready to defend your future and freedom? Contact our legal team at (210) 960-9557 now.

      What Makes Us Better

      The Defense You Need
      • Passionate About Helping People Get What They Deserve
      • Team Approach to Your Injury Case
      • Honest & Straightforward Legal Guidance
      • Highly Communicative & Responsive
      • Case Highly Personalized Representation
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      Legal Representation for the Accused

      Whether you are facing misdemeanor or felony charges, Smith & Vinson Law Firm is prepared to provide the skilled legal assistance you need. Our team also handles pre-file investigations to protect your rights even before formal charges have been brought against you.

      The criminal cases we handle include but are not limited to:

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